Arabbers (possibly derived from "street arab") are fruit 'n vegetable selling street vendors, going door to door with a horse and cart. Once a common sight in US East Coast cities, there's now only a handful left, in Baltimore. (You may have seem them on The Wire
.) In 2004 a documentary was made about these last few remaining arabbers, now available at the Folk Streams website
. (Previously about arabbers on MeFi
"Holler, holler, holler, till my throat get sore.
If it wasn't for the pretty girls, I wouldn't have to holler no more
I say, Watermelon
! [Also see the other pic links to the left.]
red to the rind
, lady." - Earl Dorsey, Arabber
Descriptions and pictures of Baltimore's disappearing horse and cart arable goods vendors.